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lack Swan Events believes in the art of the occasion. Through exquisite décor, floral, lighting, sound and cuisine all of your guest’s senses will be pleased. Every detail is taken into consideration and will be woven into a beautiful tapestry that becomes your occasion. Perfectly planned, completely custom, timeless elegance guaranteed every. Single. time.








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Planning your wedding can seem like a daunting task, we know. That’s why we’re here! Fostering connections between engaged couples (that’s you!) and the highest caliber of local wedding professionals isn’t just what we do best, it’s what we love to do, too. This adorable magazine you're holding is one of the most comprehensive wedding planning tools available that's also conveniently purse-size, just for you. It’s stuffed to the brim with local wedding inspiration and New Mexico's wedding professionals who are ready and waiting to manifest your dream celebration. Pair it with our digital, interactive planning tools at, the possibilities of meeting dozens of vendors during one of our carefully curated wedding shows, and our dozens of prize drawings — we have you pretty well covered. Congratulations on your engagement, you lovebirds, you.

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NOVEMBER November 3 | Wedding Show VIP pre-party 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Hyatt Regency Albuquerque 330 Tijeras NW | Albuquerque November 3 | Diamond Dash Wedding Show 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Hyatt Regency Albuquerque 330 Tijeras NW | Albuquerque



November 17 | Tanoan Country Club’s Fall Wedding Show 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm Tanoan Country Club 10801 Academy Road NE | Albuquerque

December 4 | Wedding MBA Recap Breakfast 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Event Center at Sandia Golf Club 30 Rainbow Road NE | Albuquerque

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January 10 | Wicked Wedding Show 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Sheraton Uptown 2600 Louisiana Boulevard NE | Albuquerque

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February 23 | First Look Wedding Lounge 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Hyatt Regency Albuquerque 330 Tijeras NW | Albuquerque

May 14 | Bride’s Night Out 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Hotel Andaluz 125 Second Street NW | Albuquerque

February 23 | Diamond Dash Wedding Show 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Hyatt Regency Albuquerque 330 Tijeras NW | Albuquerque

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With casual elegance and modern sophistication, the Embassy Suites Albuquerque by Hilton is the perfect venue for your ceremony or reception. Call our special events manager to book your site visit today.

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At the Event Center at Sandia Golf Club, every wedding is a blank canvas with infinite possibilities. With breathtaking views of the Sandia Mountains, situated on the beautiful lush green golf course and floor-to-ceiling windows, we will elevate your wedding experience. Let us make your wedding day one to remember.

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With 24,000 sq. ft. of rental space, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is more than a museum, we’re a full-service event venue rooted in culture and tradition, with the experience and abundance of unique options to make your dream wedding a reality. Convenient location just minutes from Old Town, Downtown Albuquerque, and the Albuquerque International Sunport • Indoor and outdoor spaces that can accommodate groups as small as 12 and as large as 500 • Personalized menu planning from Pueblo Harvest’s award-winning culinary team and exceptional banquet staff • Rentals available, including linen, centerpieces, dance floor, and AV equipment • Memorable photo opportunities among our one-of-a-kind collection of murals, art, and pottery • Opportunities to experience Native American culture, including museum and mural tours, and cultural Native American dancers and music • Complimentary parking for your guests

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Set amongst 25 acres of lush formal gardens and stunning architecture, Los Poblanos embodies the elegance of New Mexico. Be captivated by the unique history, transcendent beauty and award-winning Rio Grande Valley Cuisine offered by one of the most serene and enchanting destinations in the Southwest.

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An ideal wedding venue in the heart of historic Santa Fe, ELōISA Catering at Drury Plaza Hotel, provides everything you need to say ‘I do’ in style. Our colorful Garden or Roooop Paao with stunning backdrop provide a unique seeng for the perfect Santa Fe wedding. Your event, expertly catered by our execuave chef and professional staff, will be a celebraaon to have and to hold in your heart forever.

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Coryn Kiefer Photography | Real Wedding

Alexis + David | July 13, 2019 From the get go David and I both talked about not stressing out about the minor things and always keeping in mind that planning a wedding shouldn’t be a stressful experience. We had fun coming up with new non traditional ideas, like having flower men walk down the aisle and passing on their bouquet and garter to the longest married couple in exchange for marriage advice. The wedding day went absolutely smoothly and we wouldn’t change a single thing. Every single vendor we hired was amazing and definitely made us look like we knew what they were doing and captured our vision of an outdoor, mountain wedding. - Alexis, Bride

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Alexis + David | July 13, 2019 From the moment I started talking to David + Alexis about their wedding, I knew it was going to be beautiful. The couple chose Nature Pointe in Tijeras because of its ability to offer an outdoor mountain setting, important to both of them, within 20 minutes of downtown Albuquerque. From the most perfect cake and to die for florals to socks with their dog’s face on them, every detail complimented the bride and groom and brought a sophisticated elegance to a fun loving wedding. Rounding out this perfectly New Mexican day was an awesome monsoon that left us with a colorful sunset and magical cloud display. Congrats David + Alexis, you make marriage look good. - Coryn, Coryn Kiefer Photography Photographer: Coryn Kiefer Photography Venue: Nature Pointe Weddings + Events Flowers: Desert Flower Co. Cake: Sweet Grace Cake Co. Hair: Hair by Shirley Ceremony + Cocktail Hour Music: Cello for Weddings DJ: Gabriel Ortega Catering: Chello Grill


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romantisme “Before the Victorians, the Romantics tried to make sense of our world by feeling.� - Carissa Simmons Moore New Mexico has gifted us with so many incredible landscapes that have inspired artists all across the globe, the Bisti/ DE-NA-ZIN Wilderness inspired the vision and set the tone for this romantic affair. The idea was to take a Victorian bride and set her in the middle of a stark almost barren background. We respect that each bride has her own vision, her own dreams and desires; Terese Rose Designs works with each bride to help express her individuality. By working one-on-one with each bride we can design and create the ideal gown specific to her. In this case we wanted to show the contrast of the hard rock formations and the softness of the chantilly lace and silk chiffon. The tablescape is decadent and rich in color and in substance, creating that mirage in the desert. The juxtaposition of the vibrant florals against the neutral pallet tied it all together. The bride and groom are off in a faraway world of their own creations and breaks out of the conventional norms.

Terese Rose Designs | Stylized Photo Shoot

Bride’s Wardrobe: Terese Rose Designs Concept + Photography: Carissa and Ben Photography Models: Mara Anderson + Justin Lauer Hair: Hairpins and Scissors Makeup: Betty Rose By Alanna Floral: Hong-Elder Flower Farm Silks: Desert Garden Silk Styling: Orange September: An Event Company Dishes: Anthropologie Cake: Carissa Simmons Moore

Terese Rose Designs | Stylized Photo Shoot


Kayla Kitts Photography | Real Wedding

Azaira + Matthew | June 15, 2019 The weather was beautiful, and the scenery to die for, but most of all it was so perfect because of all of the love. Love poured through every part of the day; from the getting ready rooms, to the vows they recited to each other, and the toasts made by family and friends. Every bit of the day was filled with excitement, celebration, and happy tears, and it was so wonderful. They promised to forever on the edge of the sunny beach, and celebrated with an epic dance party as the moon glistened on the water - and if you asked any of us if we wanted to do that day again, we’d say HECK YES! - Kayla, Kayla Kitts Photography Photographer: Kayla Kitts Photography Venue: Grand Caribe Belize Dress: XO Bridal Shoes: David’s Bridal Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse Rings: Zales Cake: Grand Caribe Belize

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Briana Nicole Photography | Real Wedding

Esmeralda + Miguel | May 17, 2019 We tied the knot on the most perfect day! I chose the colors gold and “50 shades of pink” because what girl doesn’t love pink, and no girl likes just one shade of pink. I knew I wanted peonies, ranunculus, and roses with a touch of eucalyptus. Surprisingly Miguel didn’t have an opinion on what color or flowers we choose as long as he could wear a navy tux with brown dress shoes. The geometric terrariums were something I was obsessed with and loved having them be a part of our theme. We really wanted it to be modern, light and fun. - Esmeralda, Bride

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Esmeralda + Miguel | May 17, 2019 I really wanted our venue to be tied with the Sandia Mountains where Miguel proposed so we choose The View Event Center, since they are so close. We also really wanted an outdoor ceremony, where there would be lots of florals and greenery, so Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town was the perfect spot with the vines covering the pavilion and the chandeliers hanging from it. Everything was so gorgeous! - Esmeralda, Bride

Photographer: Briana Nicole Photography Planner & Florist: A Beautiful Theme Reception Venue: Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town Ceremony Venue: The View Event Center Cake: ABC Cake Shop & Bakery DJ: Red Sapphire DJ Entertainment Catering: CafĂŠ Venture Catering Bridal Makeup: Betty Rose by Alanna Officiant: Amor Ceremonies

Briana Nicole Photography | Real Wedding


If you’ve tried planning your wedding entirely online, then you know it’s not as simple as it seems. Digital clutter and visual overwhelm can make navigating the realities of wedding planning more difficult than it needs to be. When it comes to understanding the needs, values, and structures of your wedding, nothing compares to working through the logistics with a real life wedding planning professional. Because fostering connections between engaged couples and the local wedding community isn’t just what we do, but what we love to do, too, we’ve started the Perfect Wedding Guide Wedding Planner Collective! Now, for exactly zero dollars and zero cents, you can jumpstart your wedding planning process in a totally free, face-to-face, no-strings-attached 30 minute coaching session with a handpicked, expert-approved wedding planner! Sign up now at 72



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My ideal couple is one that loves and appreciates beautiful design, special details, and unique features. They desire something breathtaking for their special day but aren’t really sure how to pull it all together. They are seeking someone to guide them in the overwhelming choices that execute a seamless event. They are looking for that person who is reliable and sees their vision and will bring their dream to life. My focus is always on the design, decor and the little elements that come together to make your “big day” the “best day”!

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occasion services and events

Celine and her team of planners have been doing weddings in New Mexico for over 35 years combined! Watching trends change and evolve over the years has been one of our biggest challenges. By continuing to listen to our clients wants and needs and by educating ourselves each year at various seminars held throughout the United States, we strive to overcome that challenge. We specialize in styling your unique event and curating your day to manage all aspects of the logistics, details, and your guests. No detail is left undone. We pride ourselves on being part of and certified through the wedding industry as leaders of planning and dĂŠcor.




We at Simply Done Events are here to make the dream day you envisioned become a reality. We never meet a stranger, from the get-go we want to develop a chemistry with the bride and groom, so that we can catch their vision and make their ideas flourish. From the moment we join your sphere we will be dedicated to seeing your wedding become a reality. We work in all genres. Our creative team will bring a unique touch to your event. We offer wedding planning, day, week and month of coordination as well as floral services. We have a network of professional services to help you find the right fit for your wedding. We look forward to meeting you and walking alongside you on this journey.


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Embassy Suites Hotel | Real Wedding

Adrian + Pablo | July 20, 2019 Our special day was a dream... the staff at the Embassy Suites exceeded our expectations and made everything so easy for us while keeping it within our price range. Our color scheme was spot on and the ballroom had a warm dreamy glow. We lit up when we were shown the gorgeous centerpieces, elegant chair covers and so much more! They went above and beyond and it definitely showed. And the food was amazing of course. Embassy Suites was the perfect place to have our wedding reception! - Adrian and Pablo, Bride + Groom Featured Venue: Embassy Suites Albuquerque Photographer: Patti Cooke and Francisco Roybal Flowers: Something Special with Flowers DĂŠcor: Occasion Services + Events and Genesis Decorations + Cakes Makeup: Joani Turnbow and Amber Garcia DJ: Wayne and Maryjane Photo Booth: Wedding Crashers

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1. Complimentary boudoir session and 8x10 print - valued at $300, courtesy of Sheer Desire Boudoir. 2. Day-of coordination and event management services - valued at $800, courtesy of Michelle Victoria Wedding & Event Planning. 3. Complimentary three tier buttercream wedding cake with delivery in town serving 74 guests - valued at $325, courtesy of The Cake Boutique. 4. Two for "Head to Toe Couples Package" includes a 90 minute couple's treatment with Shea Butter wrap, scalp massage, and EcoFin for hands or feet. All day access to hot tub, sauna and relaxation lounge - valued at $330, courtesy of The Remedy Day Spa. 5. Complimentary mini engagement session and mini boudoir session - valued at $500, courtesy of Lauren Cherie Photography. 6. Complimentary two hour mirror photo booth package - valued at $700, courtesy of Magic Mirror.

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lucky brides or grooms will be chosen to select their prize over the next 12 months! Are you next?

7. Complimentary boudoir photo session and 6x6 photo book - valued at $320, courtesy of Creative Portraits by Dolores. 8. "Bride To Be Package" includes an essential manicure, pedicure, signature body polish and facial. Totaling 4 ½ hours of services - valued at $350 from Isleta Spa, courtesy of Isleta Resort & Casino. 9. Complimentary three tier classic wedding cake serving approximately 75 guests valued at $300, courtesy of Smallcakes A Cupcakery. 10. Complimentary hair, makeup, and false lash services for the bride and one bridesmaid – valued at $300, courtesy of Bombshell Hair and Makeup. 11. Complimentary engagement session - valued at $375, courtesy of Coryn Kiefer Photography. 12. "The Lovers Delight Package" includes a private introductory couple's horse lesson and photography session with the horses - valued at $300, courtesy of ABQ Horse Breaking + Training LLC.

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Los Poblanos Historic Inn + Organic Farm | Real Wedding

Kayla + Roman | December 28, 2018 Our wedding at Los Poblanos was absolutely perfect. As the bride, I wanted a venue that I knew would take care of everything for me. On the day of my wedding, I enjoyed every minute with my loved ones and had no stress knowing the staff there was handling it all. My husband and I were both dreading the photo aspect of the wedding, but it ended up being our favorite part of the wedding. It ended up being 25 degrees on our wedding day, and we spent 2 hours taking photos and walking the grounds. Those 2 frigid hours were the most intimate part of our wedding. Los Poblanos was absolutely gorgeous in winter, and despite the cold weather, we could not be happier to be outside together before our ceremony. - Kayla, Bride

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Kayla + Roman | December 28, 2018 As the bride and groom, the intimacy and architecture are what originally drew us to Los Poblanos. In the end, our wedding exceeded our expectations in every way. We are both originally from outside of the United States and knew that Los Poblanos was the best venue to give all of our international guests a taste of what the city has to offer and truly encapsulates why we fell in love with Albuquerque and each other. - Kayla and Roman, Bride + Groom

Featured Venue: Los Poblanos Historic Inn + Organic Farm Photographer: Elizabeth Wells Photography Cake + Catering: Los Poblanos Historic Inn + Organic Farm Hair + Makeup: Genica Lee


Los Poblanos Historic Inn + Organic Farm | Real Wedding

texture + light

For this styled shoot, we drew inspiration mainly from black and white images. We wanted to challenge ourselves creatively to focus more on shape, form, texture and light than we normally would. Our vision was for stark contrast, and striking shapes, and we achieved it by shooting the way we would if we were only shooting black and white film. The team was absolutely incredible, and we’re so grateful that Amanda and Melissa were on the same wavelength from the start! The result is a styled shoot that made us think outside the box, and stretch our creative muscles while producing some of our very favorite images this year! - Carissa & Ben Photography


Carissa & Ben Photography | Stylized Photo Shoot

Photography: Carissa & Ben Photography Concept + Styling: Manmade & Sage Planning: Candace Noel Events Videographer: Kevin Guevara Photography/Design Florals: Renegade Floral Hair: Jewel Hair Design Makeup: Betty Rose by Alanna Garter: Bridal Elegance by Darlene Suit: Suits Unlimited Jewelry: Peyote Bird Designs Venue: Rosewood Inn of The Anasazi Models: Tonya + Ryan 86

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Arielei Kinzer Photography | Real Wedding

Olivia + Nick | September 9, 2018 Olivia and Nick’s La Posada de Santa Fe wedding was filled with romance and joy! It started raining right in the middle of their ceremony, but they just laughed it off. Their bridal party popped open some umbrellas and continued without skipping a beat! Olivia’s custom hand-made gown by Teresa Romero fit her perfectly, she was beaming and oh-sogorgeous in it. - Arielei Kinzer Photography

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Olivia + Nick | September 9, 2018 Each plate at their tented outdoor reception had a bundle of sage on it, filling the air with it’s amazing scent. At the end of the night they retired to the ballroom with all their friends to dance the night away. All in all it was a pretty perfect fall wedding at La Posada. - Arielei Kinzer Photography

Photographer: Arielei Kinzer Photography Venue: La Posada de Santa Fe Dress: Terese Rose Designs Flowers: Renegade Floral Invitations: Funky Olive Invitations and Stationery


Arielei Kinzer Photography | Real Wedding


desert vibes The southwest is as diverse as it comes between the melting pot of cultures and geography, but that only means that you can use our gorgeous desert landscape to set the stage for your bright and vibrant color palette. Lauren with Just Lovely Weddings rounded up an amazing vendor team to share these pops of color, teal accents, geometric shapes, and desert vibes along with the creative usage of a hexagon arch as your romantic backdrop. - Briana Nicole Photography


Briana Nicole Photography | Stylized Photo Shoot


Photography: Briana Nicole Photography Concept + Planning: Just Lovely Weddings Décor: Darling Details Rentals Florals: A Beautiful Theme Cake: Sweet Grace Cake Co. Hair & Makeup: Gina’s Fancy Faces Stationery: Funky Olive Invitation + Stationery Jewelry: Ooh Ahh Jewelry Bridal Gown: Bridal Elegance by Darlene Menswear: Ted Baker Models: Jenna Doddridge and JC Ciddio 94

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Join us in celebrating local wedding professionals who have been in business for over 5 years! Because when it comes to helping you plan your wedding... we constantly strive to bring you the best, most time-tested professionals. There are no second chances, better luck next times or do overs with your wedding. We know you have one shot to get it all right and we couldn’t be more confident that the professionals on the pages to follow will deliver on that promise. 97


ABQ Party Space

“They are the best price and service. We have been told by almost all of our guests that our wedding on 8-11-18 was the best they have been to in years. The facility is beautiful. Much of the credit for the success of our wedding can be accredited to Avery and his staff. Our DJ, Anthony, was amazing and by the end of the evening many of us were thinking of our bartender, Dave, as a friend. From booking, to planning, to execution, it was flawless and took the pressure off us, allowing us and our guests to have so much fun. Thanks for making the beginning of our lives together a fairytale.� - D & L, Bride and Groom




505.250.5807 |

in business 6 years


Canyon Club at Four Hills

“I simply cannot say enough good things about the Canyon Club. This was the most perfect setting for my daughter’s wedding as well as her reception. Their wedding coordinator is top notch and pays attention to every detail. I also must add that the food is superb, and the staff is wonderful. We couldn’t be happier with our experience.” - Janelle, Mother of the Bride



505.355.5854 |

in business 6 years


Cutmaster Music

“Phenomenal!! Chris and the whole Cutmaster Music team were not only professional, supportive, fun, engaging, and all around incredible, but they changed an already magical day into something far BETTER than we could have ever imagined. I wish I could give more than 5 stars for Cutmaster Music. They gave us a magical, memorable night we will never forget and we could never thank him enough for the gift he’s given us, and our guests.” - Jessica, Bride




505.508.3489 |

in business 13 years


Event Center at Sandia Golf Club

“Although there are several venues to choose from, this one stood out to us. They not only offer many different versions of things, but they also have the best staff. The whole wedding from start to finish was absolutely perfect. We worked with Lauren and she is hands down one of the best out there. Every little detail from the color of linens, to the decor and the food, she had it taken care of. This place has incredible beauty surrounding it and what makes you feel more at home in the land of enchantment than those gorgeous mountains. We were incredibly lucky!!�

- Katie, Bride



505.796.7549 |

in business 5 years



Flowers & Things

“My husband and I used Flowers & Things for our wedding flowers, and they were definitely my favorite vendor! They were so sweet since the first time we went into the shop to do an estimate, and were extremely friendly and helpful on our wedding day as well. Our flowers were beautiful, and I was so in love with my bouquet!! I recommend this place 100% for any bride looking for a flower vendor, beautiful flowers and they had the best service we could have asked for!� - Andrea, Bride




505.896.2662 |

in business 9 years


Isleta Resort & Casino

“Cindy and her staff were amazing. We always received quick responses to all our questions, all details were captured as we communicated and the entire experience went as planned. The details, the food, and the communication were exactly what we expected. Our friends and family had so much fun and said it was “the best” wedding they had ever been to. Thank you to Isleta, Cindy and her catering staff for the amazing experience and the memories to last a lifetime!” - Mr. & Mrs. Tribble, Bride & Groom


505.244.8200 |

in business 23 years


La Fonda on the Plaza

“Thank you Samie!!! We had the most amazing time, all of our guests said it was one of the most beautiful weddings ever! We appreciate your help as well as all the staff at La Fonda. Thank you again!” - Allison, Bride




505.995.2322 |

in business 97 years


Maggie’s Cakes

“Zara has the perfect eye for creating stunning work. Her cake artistry is unparalleled... From cupcakes to 5 tiered masterpieces, she CAN create ANYTHING you can IMAGINE! From the moment you arrive in her artistic space until the moment your creation is presented, she is simply magical.” - Dionne, Bride



505.310.1836 Zara Southard |

in business 20 years


Occasion Services + Events

“The team at Occasion are not only pros in the event planning business but are an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. Although they already had three other weddings scheduled the weekend of my big day, they agreed to take on our out-of-town wedding as well. They have top-of-the line quality products at reasonable prices and are quick to offer their creative vision in designing the perfect concept. They even upgraded me to their vineyard chairs at no extra cost, I was thrilled! They added a personal touch to my wedding and I will undoubtedly go to Occasion for all my future event needs!�

- Hallee, Bride



505.884.0434 |

in business 16 years


Sandia Resort & Casino

“Our entire wedding experience was so easy and stress free because of the excellent staff at Sandia. Stephanie, the wedding coordinator, is truly the BEST. Their responsiveness and ability to calm our nerves was above any expectation. The venue is incomparable with views and beauty. Our food was delicious and the staff was excellent. I hope we can use Sandia again in the future for another party!!!” - Amanda, Bride



505.798.3970 |

in business 14 years



Shelton Jewelers

“Tanya and Jonathan had a ‘movie meeting’ at a duck pond while Jonathan was walking his dog Freckle. They hit it off right away and eventually fell deeply in love. On the day of their engagement, they had an intimate dinner before taking the Sandia Tramway up to the peak at sunset, where Jonathan would pop the question. Tanya said ‘Yes!’, of course! As an active and adventurous couple they chose durable, strong rings for each other, but still beautiful and indicative of the lifetime of love they plan to share together.” - Erica Shelton




505.881.1013 |

in business 35 years


Smallcakes A Cupcakery

“Not only was our cake stunning, it was delicious too!! Highly recommend Smallcakes for ANY occasion.” - Robin, Bride



505.404.1800 |

in business 6 years



Travel to Amazing Places

“Our amazing destination wedding was at a beautiful Cabos resort. It was everything we dreamed and beyond! The staff treated us like we were very important. When we decided to get married on a beach, we had no idea where to start. We went online and found Barbara Rivera with Travel to Amazing Places. We gave her our wish list and guest list of 40. She was with us every step of the way and took care of everything. We had the time of our lives and will cherish the entire experience forever.� - Thalia & Isaac, Bride and Groom




505.670.1265 |

in business 8 years


Tour ABQ

“What a fun afternoon! Meredith was our tour guide today and she rocked. We went to three breweries, all of which had a wine option, yay! So if you want wine, Sidetrack, Marble, and Red Door have wine. Seriously, this was awesome. We all started off as strangers and ended up laughing so much. The folks in cars were waving at us and videoing us. I already told my husband that I want to do this again for my birthday. What a total BLAST!� - Amanda



505.200.2642 |

in business 10 years



Event Center at Sandia Golf Club | Real Wedding

Sydney + Christian | December 15, 2018 Sydney and Christian had a romantic December wedding that was pure winter magic! Relying on the backdrop of the Sandia Mountains and the views of the golf course, the couple was able to keep the décor simple and elegant with subtle winter and holiday vibes. They used touches of soft candlelight to create a romantic setting, sprigs of holly in the centerpieces and deep colors of maroon and blue to add to the overall warm feeling of their reception. From our initial meeting, you could tell how much love was shared between these two and their families. The energy and love in the room that night was palpable and guests could see that this was the start of the “sweetest beginning”. December has always been one of our favorite times of year and because of our love for the holidays, this wedding left us feeling even more obsessed with all that the holiday season has to offer. - Lauren, Event Center at Sandia Golf Club

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Sydney + Christian | December 15, 2018 Christmas time has always been a special time for us, we began dating in December, and got engaged four years later, in December. We knew we wanted a winter wedding and we wanted the breathtaking Sandia Mountains as our backdrop. We put so much time and thought into every aspect of our wedding, from our homemade chocolate-chip cookie favors to our deep colors of maroon and blue with hints of Christmas here and there. Our wedding was everything we had hoped for, with the help of all of our amazing vendors. I cannot speak highly enough about each and every person involved, who allowed all of our dreams to come to true. We are so blessed. - Sydney, Bride Featured Venue: Event Center at Sandia Golf Club Photography: Matt Blasing Photography Videography: Southwest Wedding Films Invitations: Funky Olive Invitations + Stationery Florals: Albuquerque Florist Cake: Simply Sweet by Darci Hair & Makeup: Alt Salon Musician: The Real Matt Jones DJ: Party Time DJ Decor: Occasions Services + Events Menswear: Suits Unlimited


Event Center at Sandia Golf Club | Real Wedding


NMW NEW MEXICO WEDDING PROFESSIONALS began with a small group of collaborative experts in the Albuquerque wedding market. They stood together as a professional organization to promote small New Mexico businesses and promote professionalism in the wedding industry.


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Founded in 2003

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Members provide quality goods and services to couples in an effort to help fulfill their wedding dreams. Their combined experience is exceptional and can be relied on to serve their clients in the most professional way. In each and every carefully chosen member is a true vision of excellence for their customers. It is such a benefit to have a quality organization such as NMWP for you to help make superior decisions as you work through the myriad of details necessary in making your wedding day joyful and beautiful. Explore our website and create your personal team of elite professionals to assist you in every way as you look forward to your most important wedding day. We look forward to serving you.


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My Style Boutiques | Lacquer · Body · Style

Britianie Tyler Photography

Gypc Girl Photography

Eric Cousineau Photography

Beauty ReImagined. My Style Boutiques has one objective; create a memorable guest experience from talented professionals in a relaxing atmosphere. We proudly offer an extensive list of hair and nail services with an unparalleled level of quality, and guest-centric technicians. My Style Boutiques uses exclusively PulpRIOT hair color and product line, as well as Kiara Sky nail product line.

505.738.4900 4605 Menaul Blvd NE, Suite D | Albuquerque 168

Blo Blow Dry Bar Blo is New Mexico’s first blow dry bar specializing in bridal hair and makeup. Let our team of professional stylists get you and your bride tribe feeling glamourous. We can host your bridal party at the Bar or on location with our Blo on the Go bridal styling team!

505.431.5911 6400 Holly Avenue NE | Albuquerque

Jasper K Photography

Marisa Lux Makeup Marisa Lux Makeup offers beautiful, long wearing airbrush makeup that will leave you glowing on your wedding day. Your airbrush foundation is uniquely blended to match your exact skin tone. Individual lashes are custom placed for the bride to accentuate her look. I look forward to discussing your dream wedding with you. 575.770.0843 Marisa Garcia

Alicia Lucia Photography


Rodan and Fields #1 Skincare Life-Changing Skincare = Real Results. Walk down the aisle with confidence, flawless skin, & longer fuller lashes. Being the #1 Skincare brand, we understand skin. As your personal consultant, it is my passion to help you before, during and after the “I Do’s”. The possibilities are endless for healthy, vibrant skin. Let’s get started today!

Tori Photography

505.340.5789 Gloria Madrid-Bornman, Independent Consultant

Waxing the City Waxing the City specializes in the art and science of body and facial waxing for women and men. From breathtaking brows to beautiful Brazilians, we will have you feeling smooth and confident for your big day! Check out one of our two locations in Albuquerque.

Tori Photography


505.585.0100 | 505.312.4501 901 Rio Grande Bvd NW | 6400 Holly Ave NE


Blue Plate Catering

Gypc Girl Photography

Gypc Girl Photography

As one of Albuquerque’s award winning caterers, our commitment is to provide the best quality food and service for all your catering needs. We specialize in custom menus and also proudly serve Sadie’s of New Mexico for an authentic NM experience. From the planning process, to setting up beautiful displays, to serving your guests, our team is here to make your special day a success.

505.255.2583 6230 Fourth St. NW | Los Ranchos de Albuquerque 172

Coryn Kiefer Photography

Coryn Kiefer Photography

Honey & Salt Cake Co.

Honey & Salt Cake Co., a small-batch cakery, is owned by Ryan Smith. She is dedicated to crafting individualized cakes for every client, from taste to design. An Albuquerque native, Ryan holds a degree in Pastry Arts from L’Academie Cuisine in Washington D.C.. She applies over ten years of experience in the cake industry to ensure that Honey & Salt creates the perfect cake for your perfect day.

505.816.8355 Text Instagram @honeyandsaltcakeco 173

Krazy Lizard Taqueria & Taco Cart

Krazy Lizard Taqueria is a critically acclaimed gourmet taco restaurant, also providing taco cart catering services in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and surrounding areas. We specialize in traditional Mexican tacos- with a gourmet twist.

505.506.3646 5659 Jefferson St. NE Ste F | Albuquerque 174

Cafe Venture Catering Cafe Venture Catering can help you create an unforgettable menu for your rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. We specialize in customizing each menu for the bride and groom’s tastes, style and budget. From creative and fun food stations or heavy hors d’ oeuvres, to buffets or full service plated meals, call us for good food made easy. 505.400.6642 Albuquerque & Santa Fe

The Cake Boutique At The Cake Boutique, we specialize in creating the perfect cake for your special day. We can work with any style and budget to make sure your wedding day is uniquely yours. Locally owned and operated we are the one stop boutique for decorating your sweet dreams. Consultations are by appointment only, call to schedule yours today. 505.833.1170 3250 Coors Blvd. NW Ste. F | Albuquerque

Tori Photography


Chello Grill Chello Grill’s specialties are a variety of flame grilled kabobs, like chicken, beef, steak, lamb, and salmon. Freshly baked naan and your choice of side dishes accompany your entree with saffron rice and grilled vegetables. We can accommodate your gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian guests. Contact us for a complimentary tasting.

505.881.2299 5010 Cutler Ave. in the Old Navy Shopping Center

Street Food Institute

Sarah Ellefson Photography

SFI is dedicated to helping culinary students realize their dream of owning and operating a successful foodservice business. We serve outstanding scratch made food while providing hands on education. From our fleet of food trucks, to professional catering, great food is what we do!


505.269.1593 900 University Blvd SE | Albuquerque


Albuquerque Marriott

Ideally located in the uptown area, we offer a spectacular venue and Marriott CertiďŹ ed Wedding Planner to create your dream day. Wedding packages include: cake cutting, custom menus, champagne toast, ballroom setup, and bridal suite for your wedding night. Offering discounted rates for Friday and Sunday events. 20% Discount for wedding related events when you mention this page (rehearsal, luncheon, brunch, etc.).

505.837.6687 2101 Louisiana Blvd. NE | Albuquerque 178

Casa Rondeña Winery

Fizelwink Photography

Sweet William Photography

Blue Rose Photography

Casa Rondeña is one of the most beautiful and elegant venue’s in New Mexico. Our three venue spaces offer a combination of indoor and outdoor space, which can accommodate large and small events alike. We also offer packages for your engagement party, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, and wedding photo sessions. Casa Rondeña is proud to offer full service one of a kind wedding packages. Call us to schedule your initial consultation.

505.278.0506 Exactly half a mile West of Osuna & 4th St. 179

Cornell & Company, Mike Wilson

Cities of Gold Hotel

The Chapel at Pojoaque with authentic 19th century architecture and elegant simplicity borders the magnificent Towa Golf Course. This non-denominational chapel features dramatic vaulted beamed ceilings, massive hand plastered walls, deep set windows, wood and crystal chandeliers and an intimate ceremony area. Conveniently located between Santa Fe and EspaĂąola, the Cities of Gold Hotel can provide an elaborate indoor function space for events up to 400 people.

505.455.0515 10-A Cities of Gold Rd | Santa Fe 180

Embassy Suites By Hilton Hotel & Spa

Bryan’s Photography

Bryan’s Photography

Bryan’s Photography

Invite your guests to enjoy an evening of casual elegance and warm hospitality at the Embassy Suites Albuquerque by Hilton. With 30k square feet of versatile ballroom space and knowledgeable professionals, we can help you dream in color. Contact our wedding sales professional to book your next ceremony or reception.

505.535.5362 1000 Woodward Pl. NE | Albuquerque 181


Bryan’s Photography

Blue Rose Photography

Blue Rose Photography

Europa offers many options for your special day! We have three different indoor/ outdoor areas for you to choose from. Let us help you create a perfect organic menu for your event. Work alongside one of our bakers to create your dream cake, work with someone to pick your favorite flowers from our gardens. Stay the night at one of our beautiful airbnb’s with breakfast the next day.

505.328.3874 2105 Highway 314 NW | Los Lunas 182

Hotel Andaluz

Jones Photo Art

Celebrate your wedding at the historic Hotel Andaluz. Offering an idyllic blend of historic charm and modern elegance, Hotel Andaluz is the perfect backdrop for every aspect of your special day. Our attentive staff and event specialists will ensure each detail is executed flawlessly while you revel in your first moments as a married couple. Indulge in our menu with culinary influences from our award winning chef or consult with our team to create a menu that is uniquely “you�.

505.242.9090 125 Second Street NW | Albuquerque 183

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

Blue Rose Photography

As the ideal choice for New Mexico Weddings, your guests will experience amazing food, versatile event spaces and a uniquely beautiful chapel. We offer full in-house planning services, event support and our friendly staff will guide you every step of the way.

505.843.2679 330 Tijeras NW | Albuquerque 184

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Britianie Tyler Photography

Gypc Girl Photography

Eric Cousineau Photography

We are a true cultural venue in New Mexico. Indoor and outdoor event spaces accommodate any size wedding. Our stunning venue includes a one-of-a-kind collection of murals, art, and pottery, ensuring an abundance of unforgettable photo opportunities. Our acclaimed culinary team provides everything from hors d’oeuvres to elegant banquets, buffet stations, and bars. Linens, specialty lighting, dÊcor, dance floors, and full audio and video are also available.

505.724.3519 2401 12th St. NW | Albuquerque 185

Isleta Resort & Casino Alicia Lucia Photography

From the very beginning stages, all the way up to the “I do’s,” our team of wedding professionals will take care of all the details and ensure that your special day is just as you’ve imagined. Whether you’ve dreamt of a small intimate gathering or an over-the-top extravaganza, we have flexible space to accommodate a group of any size. Our award-winning chefs offer custom menus and will prepare everything from the hors d’oeuvres for your cocktail hour, to the entrée and wedding cake. 505.244.8200 11000 Broadway SE | Albuquerque 186

Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm Elizabeth Wells Photography

Maura Jane Photography

Maura Jane Photography

Cozy wood-burning fireplaces, candle-lit ambiance and award-winning cuisine are just the start of a quintessential winter wedding celebration at Los Poblanos. Celebrate your most memorable day among fields of lavender, classic New Mexican architecture and lush historic gardens. Allow our dedicated staff to help you plan the perfect day and mention Perfect Wedding Guide to receive exclusive complimentary winter wedding enhancements.

505-344-9297 4803 Rio Grande Blvd NW | Los Ranchos de Albuquerque 187

Nature Pointe Weddings and Events

The perfect wedding starts with the perfect venue. Nature Pointe is an unmatched, gated community just 13 minutes from Albuquerque in the Sandia Mountains. Our 18,000 square foot clubhouse captures the beauty of the Southwest and includes exquisite resort amenities. Our wedding package includes 10 hours at our gorgeous facility, wedding planning services, tables, chairs, linens, and our ever popular S’mores bar! We provide a seamless and stress free wedding experience so that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the most romantic day of your life.



505.596.0032 30 Nature Pointe Dr | Tijeras

Prairie Star Matt Blasing Photography

Creating a Moment in Time... Nestled in the quiet serenity of the Santa Ana Pueblo and surrounded by the rolling green hills of the Santa Ana Golf Course lies one of the most popular locations for couples to exchange their marriage vows and celebrate new beginnings under the stars at the Prairie Star. Hosting ceremonies and receptions from 20 to 400. Let us awaken your senses and show you the magic that is Prairie Star. 505.867.3327 288 Prairie Star Road | Santa Ana Pueblo 189

Route 66 Casino Hotel

Weddings at Route 66 Casino Hotel are uniquely designed, exquisitely presented, and romantically memorable. We cater from small intimate gatherings to grand scale events. Our award-winning venues are the perfect place for your special day. The professional wedding team will help you create a memorable occasion with luxurious accommodations, fine cuisine, and impeccable service, all in one spectacular location.

505.352.7943 Interstate 40 Exit 140 190

Sanctuary on the River in Ruidoso

Capture the crisp magic of winter in the mountain setting of Ruidoso, NM. Sheltered by pine trees and wrapped in the sound of the river, you can experience the delight of a mountain love affair from the comfort of our garden greenhouse. Effervescent and light, our greenhouse is here, waiting for you and your unforgettable winter romance.

575.630.1111 207 Eagle Dr | Ruidoso 191

Sandia Resort & Casino

Your guests will enjoy an unforgettable, beautiful event. Lavish banquet rooms will help create storybook memories that last a lifetime. The catering staff can handle all the planning details, from an intimate reception to a lavish gala event. Discover an unforgettable setting for your wedding that you will want to revisit again and again. Sandia Resort and Casino – Close to home . . .Far from Ordinary.

505.798.3970 I-25 & Tramway | Albuquerque 192

Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel

Bryan’s Photography

Casual sophistication and authentic hospitality accompany events of any size in our versatile and modern ballrooms. Let the glow of the Sandia Mountains compliment your outdoor ceremony at our Cedar Greens. Delight guests with dazzling views, an exquisite event and entertainment to last the entire weekend. Book your ceremony and reception at New Mexico’s newest wedding venue, Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel.

505.337.2001 54 Jemez Canyon Dam Road | Santa Ana Pueblo 193

Sheraton Uptown Talitha A. Tarro

Celebrate your special day in true uptown fashion when you book your ceremony and reception at the Sheraton Uptown Hotel. With its timeless elegance and modern chic look; your event is sure to be the talk of the town. Our elegant ballroom which boasts eight stunning chandeliers can host up to 450 guests in style. If you’re looking for the perfect intimate setting we also offer two charming, junior ballrooms. Celebrations of a lifetime at the Sheraton Uptown.

505.830.5782 2600 Louisiana Blvd | Albuquerque 194

Southwest Event Center

Jessica Ash & Co. Photography + Film

Jessica Ash & Co. Photography + Film

Jessica Ash & Co. Photography + Film

Say “I do� in an authentic western venue located on a working ranch. 6 miles off the beaten track, Enjoy all that New Mexico has to offer with our large balcony, looking out towards breathtaking desert landscapes and sunsets. Relive the old west, make your entrance in horse and buggy. Allow our bartenders to serve your guests in our saloon. We accommodate intimate gatherings, and grand celebrations up to 650.

505.865.4600 24 Dalies Rd | Los Lunas

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Tanoan Country Club

Two Brunos Photography

Matt Blasing Photography

Kyle Cahill

Nestled in the NE Heights, Tanoan Country Club is an ideal location for your wedding day. Our ballroom and patio feature panoramic views of our golf course, the Sandia Mountains and sparkling city lights. Packages include a custom wedding cake, champagne toast and an array of linen colors. Schedule your tour and experience private Country Club elegance at an affordable price.

505.822.0422 x 228 10801 Academy Rd NE | Albuquerque 196

ABQ Party Space Worried you won’t be able to have the wedding of your dreams? Have no fear, customizable wedding packages — priced at nearly 80% below average cost — are waiting for you here. No surprises, just a great deal! ABQ Party Space is where Albuquerque celebrates.

505.250.5807 300 Menaul Blvd NW #200 | Albuquerque

Tori Photography

Canyon Club at Four Hills The Canyon Club offers indoor and outdoor venue options. Surrounded by the Sandia Mountains, beautiful golf course, and distant views of the city; you’ll get the backdrop of your dreams. With over 20 years of experience in the team and a passion for delivering, The Canyon Club team will be with you along the way. All you have to focus on is your happily ever after. 505.355.5854 911 Four Hills Rd. SE | Albuquerque

Elizabeth Wells Photography


Casa Perea Art Space

Maura Jane Photography

Enter Casa Perea, a 170-year old historic venue in picturesque Corrales. A 100-foot long pergola blooms with wisteria and trumpet vines creating a stunning location for your ceremony. The Casa’s interior is furnished with New Mexican/ Spanish Colonial antiques, surrounded by adobe walls evoking a bye-gone era. Magnificent views of the Sandia Mountains set for a beautiful event. 505.503.7636 4829 Corrales Rd. | Corrales

OSE Event Center We want to congratulate you on your engagement and now it is time to find a budget friendly venue for your wedding! Our venue comes complete with a dĂŠcor package and you can bring your own caterer. Contact our office today for a tour or a quote.

Elizabeth Wells Photography


505.884.0434 6100 Jefferson St NE | Albuquerque

The View Event Center and Simply Decor & Events Simply Decor & Events ensures exclusive decor and thrives to bring your event to life through customized, elegant decor that will intrigue every eye in the room. The View Event Center, newly renovated by Simply Decor, is a lavish event space with double-story, indoor and outdoor, panoramic city views.

505.463.2998 1550 Tramway Blvd NE | Albuquerque



UNM Alumni Memorial Chapel

Elegant in its southwestern simplicity, The University of New Mexico’s Alumni Memorial Chapel is a placeholder of significant events in the lives of Alumni. The Chapel is non-denominational and available to students, faculty, staff and alumni as a place to celebrate, remember and commemorate. Its simple elegance complements any occasion, public or personal. We would be truly honored to have you as part of the Chapel’s timeless history.

505.277.9093 1889 Central Ave NE | Albuquerque 201

Ceremonies By Rab Choosing the right minister to officiate your wedding is important. At Ceremonies by Rab, my goal is to design a ceremony that fits your relationship and spirituality. It’s your wedding, and the ceremony is the most important part of your day. I have the expertise to help you with vows that are authentic, heart-felt, and personal as well as to make your day joyful and stress free. Dry Heat Photography


De Novo Concierge Pastors

Think Harris Photography

The Concierge Pastors for Your Life. We go the extra mile for you! Dr. Paul Martinez and the entire team have the experience to make your wedding exactly what you want. And as certified SYMBIS Pre-Marriage Coaches, we’ll give you the tools to build a strong, secure marriage for a lifetime.




Albuquerque Florist

Albuquerque Florist provides superior quality, award-winning, fresh floral artistry and the very best floral decor for weddings. No matter what the size of your wedding or budget is, our creative and experienced floral designers will work with you to select the flowers you have always dreamed of. At Albuquerque Florist only the freshest, highest-quality flowers are used to help make your day picture perfect.

505.338.0038 3121 San Mateo NE | 1416 Juan Tabo NE 204

Black Swan Events

Blue Rose Photography

BJS Productions

Blue Rose Photography

Black Swan Events offers complete event design services including planning/ management, exquisite floral and décor, and beautiful custom paper goods. As a full service event firm, we work together with the two of you to create a day that reflects your personal vision and style. At Black Swan Events we believe in “The Art of the Occasion.” Come visit us and experience the luxury. By appointment only. 505.263.6519 10300 Menaul Blvd. NE Ste 16 | Albuquerque 205

Casi Sueno Weddings + Events

A lifetime of beautiful memories starts with a beautiful beginning. Casi Sueno Weddings and Events offers elegant design services with beautiful and personalized decor. Our devoted consulting, from the beginning of the creative process to the wedding day finished product, is genuine and service oriented. Our goal is to create an unforgettable moment in your life that will reflect you and your future ahead of you. We are committed to excellence and quality work in all things beautiful. 505.610.6122 Genevieve Ruiz serving Albuquerque and Santa Fe areas 206

Estella Floral Design

Jayme Charissa Photography

At Estella Floral Design, our love and passion for flowers shows through our arrangements. We strive to make every event memorable and unique! From small and intimate to big and extravagant, we will make your dream wedding come true. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook! @estellaflowers /

505.333.8684 201 3rd Street NW | inside the Hyatt Regency 207

Andrea Van Orsouw Photography

Lavel Marie Photography

Maura Jane Photography

The Flower Company

We are a local, family owned shop that has been serving Albuquerque for over 40 years. We are a full service florist. What does that mean? It means we have been designing flowers for any and all occasions for over 4 decades! With one of the states few accredited floral designers through The American Institute of Floral Designers, let us help you design your wedding!

505.293.7677 3107 Eubank Blvd NE #22 | Albuquerque Instagram & Facebook @theflowercompanyabq 208

Flowers & Things

Brittney Mundy Photography

Simply Eve Photography

Brittany Miller Photography

Flowers & Things is a fair trade flower shop specializing in custom designs. Our creative team is passionate about flowers and would love to help capture your one of a kind, floral feel for your perfect wedding day! Contact us for a free consultation, where we can sit down together and create a design fit for you.

505.896.2662 1000 Golf Course Rd SE | Rio Rancho | IG @rio_flowersandthings 209

NJR Event Planning

Alicia Lucia Photography

NJR Event Planning is a locally owned and operated full service event rental specialist. Naomi J. has been recognized locally for her one of a kind events. To provide our clients the ďŹ nest in one stop shopping we offer a vast selection of special event and party equipment. Tenting, Custom Decor, Tables, Chairs, Linens, China, Silverware, Stemware, Flatware, Lighting and Event Solutions. Tent Rentals are our specialty.

505.263.7505 or 505.948.0311 Serving the Albuquerque and Santa Fe area 210

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The Youngrens Photography

Arielei Kinzer Photography

We all have a vision of the perfect event. As a full-service event company we will work to make your vision come to life through our quality rentals including tents, tables, and chairs, focused planning, outstanding dĂŠcor (backdrops, ceiling treatments, linen, etc.) and stunning custom designs. We strive to provide you with the style you want and the peace of mind that allows you to enjoy every moment!

505.884.0434 6102 Jefferson NE Suite B | Albuquerque 211

Urban Balloons by Dawn

Bryan’s Photography

Experience balloon dĂŠcor like never before, from romantic backdrops, enchanting entrances, playful photo accents, and anything and everything you can imagine. Your vision is possible with balloons or our creative specialist will help you design your masterpiece. Each inspiration is customized and unique. Schedule your personal consultation with our professional balloon decorator to make your dreams come true.

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Bosque Flower Studio Bosque Flower Studio specializes in unique and customized flower artistry for weddings and events, providing not just flowers, but an artistic expression of who you are. Let us help you create your wedding vision from start to finish! Imagine your wedding day, holding the flower bouquet of your dreams... We thrive on your happiness! 505.688.9775 Text Instagram @BosqueFlowerStudio

Photographic Perspectives

Charlotte’s Flowers Full wedding package only $198! Go green and save! Exquisite silk flowers for weddings and other special occasions. Look real and are worryfree! Created ahead of time and custom-dyed for a perfetct color match. Rentals also available. High quality. Reasonable prices. Personal service. Call Charlotte for an appointment.

505.256.9471 424 Carlisle SE | Albuquerque

Maura Jane Photography


My Beloved Vintage Rentals My Beloved Vintage Rentals is a locally owned and operated business that has one goal: to provide unique pieces of furniture and memorable items to make every event absolutely perfect with a touch of elegance, care and beauty. Consultations are available by appointment.

Brittney Mundy Photography


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Drury Plaza Hotel & Eloisa Catering

Hold the romantic wedding of your dreams in the heart of Santa Fe at the Drury Plaza Hotel, just steps from the Plaza. The Drury Family of friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient staff will assist you as you plan your special day. Numerous beautiful spaces around the property can be transformed with your choice of bridal dĂŠcor to create an unforgettable experience. We invite you to choose the Rooftop Patio for an outdoor spring or summer ceremony, the formal garden with its lush greenscape, or the Palace Ballroom for an elegant traditional setting. 505.982.0629 828 Paseo de Peralta | Santa Fe 216

Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe

With intimate indoor and outdoor spaces to fit every occasion, Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe is the perfect spot for your wedding. Enjoy a contemporary New Mexican elegance with award-winning cuisine, inspiring views, and Four Seasons service to make every detail just right.

198 State Road 592 | Santa Fe 217

Hacienda Doña Andrea

Shayla Edenfield Photography

Shayla Edenfield Photography

Shayla Edenfield Photography

Welcome to New Mexico’s premiere destination wedding venue. Hacienda Doña Andrea de Santa Fe is a private hilltop estate only 25 miles from Santa Fe with oldworld romance and expansive mountain views. Our accommodations allow your wedding to transform into a relaxing “wedding-cation” with up to 30 overnight guests in nine deluxe bedrooms, plus use of the entire hacienda. Capacity: 150

505.424.8995 78 Vista Del Oro, Cerrillos | Santa Fe 218

Heritage Hotels & Resorts Weddings

Emily Joanne Blue Rose

Emily Joanne

With elegant and unique venues in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos and Las Cruces, Heritage Hotels & Resorts has the perfect location for your storybook wedding. From beautifully appointed Southwestern wedding chapels, to delightful meals and refined service to culturally distinct guest rooms, count on us to arrange everything for you.

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The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple

Jo Whaley

Jo Whaley

Jo Whaley

Your unforgettable wedding deserves an unforgettable location! Small and intimate, or big and lavish, the Scottish Rite Temple is ideal for your very special day. This unique, attractive, National Historic Registry listed building has a huge adjacent parking lot, is conveniently located, and is easy to find by visitors to Santa Fe. Create a memory at the Scottish Rite Temple!


Scottish Rite Temple Where history and culture take center stage


505.982.4415 463 Paseo de Peralta | Santa Fe

La Fonda On The Plaza Begin a lifetime of beautiful memories with a romantic wedding at La Fonda on the Plaza. The rooftop La Terraza room has glass doors that look out onto a private garden terrace with exquisite views of the Cathedral and the mountains. Our experienced staff is passionate about weddings and we will help you transform your wedding dreams into a memorable reality. 505.995.2322 100 E. San Francisco St. | Santa Fe sdoer



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Mr. Tux Formalwear

Flashes Photography

Locally owned and operated since 1964, Mr. Tux Formalwear proudly serves local families with two locations. We own more tuxedos than any other formalwear specialist in NM, dressing the “best-dressed” in NM. Mr. Tux offers various types of wedding packages. With our huge inventory, we can have a groom try on several coats in a snap. Your wedding memories should last a lifetime. It’s our job to make it happen!

505.255.7463 | 505.292.7525 Eubank & Candelaria | Lomas & Monroe 223

Suits Unlimited

Maura Jane Photography

Suits Unlimited is a local, family owned and operated, full service menswear store to the New Mexico area. We are experts in all areas of men’s fashion and customer service. It is our goal to offer you the best selection in everything from tuxedos to business wear. If you allow us to be your formal wear choice, we guarantee that aspect of your wedding will be problem free. Leave the groom to us today!

505.883.1060 5406 Menaul Blvd. NE | Albuquerque 224

Bridal Elegance by Darlene Bridal Elegance has become a showcase for top selling bridal designers offering elegant style, sophistication, and exceptional service. We have captivating and exquisite wedding and special occasion gowns to dress your wedding party. Friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you find your perfect gown. Book an appointment today! 505.830.2110 4100 Menaul Blvd. Suite 1 B | Albuquerque

Alicia Lucia Photography

Ooh! Aah! Jewelry From traditional, vintage, or alternative, Ooh! Aah! Jewelry is your destination for engagement rings, custom bridal jewelry, and unique diamonds and gemstones in gold and platinum. Let us make your jewelry dreams a reality! Drop by our Amherst shop, located in the Historic Nob Hill neighborhood, anytime for a custom design consultation. 505.265.7170 110 Amherst SE | Albuquerque 225


Keller Williams Realty - Jacob Pointer

505.610.1524 6703 Academy Rd. NE | Albuquerque

Arielei Kinzer Photography

Welcome home! I’m here to help take the mystery out of the home buying experience by helping you understand why, what, and how to make the most of your home ownership opportunity. Homes that meet your preferences can be sent directly to your email or cell phone for your perusal through your wedding planning process. When you’re ready to buy, I’ll be here to help you find the perfect home to start your next chapter.

Shyler Mosimann – The Mosimann Agency Most newlyweds are enthusiastically looking forward to a happy and healthy life together but this could easily be hindered by the unfortunate reality that bad things happen every day - we will work to make sure you’re properly protected so you can get back to wedding planning!

505.266.2373 Call or Text 131 Madison St NE | Albuquerque

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Travel to Amazing Places We are vacation planner advisors who offer personalized travel services, and we LOVE what we do. Let us help you find and plan the ultimate romantic indulgence for your wedding destination and/or honeymoon. From an allinclusive luxury resort in the Caribbean to an exotic luxury escape in the South Pacific, or anywhere else in the world. 505.670.1265 Serving ABQ, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe

Briana Nicole Photography

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Funky Olive Invitations + Stationery

Bryan’s Photography

Bryan’s Photography

Maura Jane Photography

Funky Olive is a boutique design studio specializing in bespoke and semi-custom wedding invitations. We run on coffee + glitter and love to create modern designs for the modern couple, including invitation suites, as well as ceremony and reception stationery. All invitations are designed in house with your vision in mind. Book your consultation online and let’s get together to look at all the pretty things! By appointment only.

300 Broadway Blvd NE, Suite E | Albuquerque 231

Andrea Van Orsouw Photography

Lavel Marie Photography

Maura Jane Photography

Pennysmiths Paper

For over 40 years, Pennysmiths Paper has specialized in creating beautiful wedding invitations. We carry the best selection of invitation companies in the state including classic Crane and the elegant designs of Vera Wang. We love to create completely unique pieces and have designed our own line of southwest custom invitations. Our consultants are ready to guide you through your selection, design process, timeline, wording and etiquette. Open 7 days a week. Free consultations by appointment. 505.345.2353 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW | Albuquerque 232

Celina’s Biscochitos Owned and operated in New Mexico since 2010 Celina’s Biscochitos specializes in bringing a unique tradition to your wedding. Our variety of flavor options will add a sweet twist to our authentic biscochitos. Treat your guests to a delicious piece of New Mexican culture - they won’t be disappointed. Call to schedule your tasting today. 505.269.4997 404 Osuna Rd NW, Suite A | Los Ranchos

Tori Photography

Darling Clementine Art & Illustration Custom watercolor illustrations, hand lettered and calligraphy signage, handmade books, and stationery sets. Bella thrives on making custom items and gifts to create a vision to suit each couple and client to make their day extra special. She loves to work on every little detail.

505.252.9685 Lily Bella Robles 233

Purplumm LLC

Sarah Ellefson Photography

Enchance your wedding day essentials with a unique sticker, label or tag. Let us create a personalized design for your centerpiece decor, wedding favors, invitations and so much more. We also offer a selection of predesigned options for you to choose from in a pinch. Add a special touch to your special day!


Scentsy Independent Consultant, Nichole Shiplet Scentsy is a leader in home and personal fragrance, offering stylish, innovative and customizable products designed to “Warm the Heart, Enliven the Senses, and Inspire the Soul.� From wedding registries, wedding gifts, and house warming parties to bridal party gifts, the possibilities with Scentsy are endless! 505.414.3107 Nichole Shiplet, Independent Consultant 234


Complete Weddings + Events

“Complete Weddings + Events contacted me very quickly with initial booking and any questions or concerns I had. The entire team was knowledgeable, relaxed, and willing to help us plan our wedding. On our wedding day the crew made the day even more special and allowed us to highlight things that were important to us! Thank you!” - Danielle + Keith || Photography, DJ, Photo Booth, Videography, and Up Lighting available ‘a la carte’ or save time and money when you bundle. COMPLETE is your all-encompassing event services provider. 505.275.7800 Call or Text 4700 Lincoln Rd NE, Suite 106 | Albuquerque 236

Cutmaster Music

Talitha A. Tarro Photography

Talitha A. Tarro Photography

Cutmaster Music is the event company you call when you want something amazingly different! Your guest experience matters and every wedding deserves its own unique vibe and flair. We have redefined weddings in Albuquerque with our DJs, lighting, atmospheric effects, unique photobooths and more. You only get one chance to throw the party of your life. Let’s create awesomeness with Cutmaster Music on your wedding team.

505.508.3489 2430 Midtown Place NE, Ste. C | Albuquerque 237

King Mobile Music

Maura Jane Photography

T. Parmelee Photography

Eric Cousineau Photography

“That’s the most fun I’ve ever had at a wedding.” This is what we hear most from our brides & grooms, and their guests. It’s your day, it should be your best day yet! Let us help you create memories to last a lifetime through our personalized and professional services. Always 2 DJ’s. Hosting Services. Lighting Packages. Up-lighting. Agenda Building. You deserve to have a blast at your wedding!

505.550.4183 (Brad) | 505.515.6914 (Heather) 238

Absolute Entertainment Absolute Entertainment is a boutique music company providing exciting wedding music of all kinds in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Taos since 1996. Featuring Soulstice, Absolute DJs, Ceremony, and Rehearsal musicians. With an unrivalled reputation for outstanding talent, meticulous planning, professionalism and expertise, let us realize your vision and exceed your expectations. 505.986.5882 Santa Fe

Blue Rose Photography

John P. Martinez, Guitarist Extrordinaire Music for me is simply a life-long love. My solo guitar and vocal performances provide a versatile music experience that can be appreciated by various age ranges and musical tastes. Specializing in styles ranging from core classical guitar, contemporary jazz, flamenco style and classic rock, John P. Martinez will provide centuries of music for all occasions!

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Musicology DJ and Events Yay, you’re getting married! Contact us for your dream wedding, build your wedding music from our library, see what others are saying about our DJ services, share your love story, and design your perfect wedding online. Musicology DJ and Events provide reasonable rates, attention to detail, individualized planning, and unsurpassed quality.

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Rockin Piano Party Rockin Piano Party is an exciting, interactive audience participation experience. With the musical knowledge of the entertainers, you choose what songs you want to hear. The wedding package includes two baby grand pianos, lighting, sound and extra microphones if the guests would like to join in on the fun.

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Beth Waldron Studios

Photography with a sense of humor, real connection, and maybe a little dramatic artful flair. My clients are playful, love deeply, and share their true selves with me. Your wedding is going to be as fun and extraordinary as you are. I specialize in artful documentation of your wedding, your love, your family, and all of the moments, surprises, and shenanigans that come with it.

505.633.5740 Serving New Mexico and the Rocky Mountain West 242

Cloak Photography

Your photographs should be as unique as your wedding day.

818.925.6254 243

Kayleigh Maes Photo + Media

I specialize in wedding and lifestyle photography in New Mexico and the Southwest. Whether it is an engagement session in the comfort of your living room, or an elopement in the mountains, I am excited to capture memories that will tell your story.

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Keara Lloyd Photography

Getting your photo taken shouldn’t be something you grind your teeth about, especially on your wedding day. On top of creating timeless, film inspired images, I believe each couple should love the process of documenting their relationship in photos. I make it my duty to capture your love in an authentic and fun way. Congratulations on your engagement, I look forward to hearing from you!

505.702.5665 Serving all of New Mexico & the Southwest

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Rick Saul Photography

A wedding to remember. That’s what we do. Tell your story in photos. We’re documentary photographers keeping an eye out for special moments, laughter, tears, a look and more. Then we artfully design your storybook. A hand crafted album of heirloom quality. We use 2 photographers and primarily use natural light. But we also use artificial light in artistic and dramatic ways. We will spend time to get to know you before that day so we know how best to tell your unique story. 505.800.2543 2339 Gandert Ave SE | Albuquerque 246

T. Rayne Photography

I would love to create an enjoyable, genuine and comfortable photography experience on your special day. Capturing the raw moments is such a blessing and what I love to do most. I will freeze the big moments, in-between moments, and the microscopic moments throughout your wedding day that you will cherish for a lifetime!

505.414.2592 Serving Albuquerque & Santa Fe 247

Glory Ranch Wedding Films Let your favorite movie be your wedding day! Capture the beauty, honesty and magic within both extravagant moments and intricate details, through film. Glory Ranch Wedding Films handcrafts captivating, dynamic and gorgeous documentary-style wedding videography keeping every moment fully alive, for years to come.

Elizabeth Wells Photography

347.227.5541 New Mexico & New York City

Lauren Cherie Photography Award winning wedding photography and videography team providing beautiful and timeless memories for you to cherish forever! Our hope is that you will look back at your photos and video 1 year from now or 50 years from now and remember just how special your day was. Mention this ad and get $100 OFF.

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505.903.2195 Serving Albuquerque, New Mexico, & Beyond

Lillabella Photography With a bachelor in fine art photography, I have had a passion for photography for a long time. I love capturing the raw moments, the candid shots before the pose, all the tears and laughter too. My client’s memories mean a lot to me and often become close friends afterwards.

505.252.9685 Lily Bella Robles

Shutter Force Photography Photographers Meagan & James Brogan are passionate about weddings, visual storytelling, and soul mates. Specializing in adventurous and destination weddings in New Mexico & beyond, their approach to photography captures a genuine narrative of each unique wedding day for discerning couples seeking authenticity, beauty & adventure. 505.309.0835 Rio Rancho | Travel worldwide

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Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory

Natural Touch Photography Martin Saenz

ABQ Trolley Co

AT&SF makes your wedding even more memorable. Transport 34 guests aboard the Trolley in uniquely-ABQ style. For smaller celebrations, the Trolley X seats 14 in climate-controlled comfort. Mother Road Bike Taxi provides the perfect seat for snuggling as you or your guests travel between event sites. Prepare for the big day with a bachelor or bachelorette party on board the Duke City Pedaler or ABQ Trolley.

505.200.2642 330 Tijeras Ave NW Ste Q | Albuquerque 251

Bombshell Fitness Tasked with throwing an epic bachelorette party? Unleash your inner diva while learning sexy and exciting moves on and off the pole. Let’s prepare the bride to tie the knot and give her flirty moves to try out on her wedding night! Join us for bachelorette games, sassy dance routines and performances. We’ll provide the costumes to get everyone party ready and feeling fierce! 505.563.0903 2510 San Mateo Place NE | Albuquerque

Stripped Boudoir To feel beautiful and comfortable in your own skin, that’s my goal. Boudoir photos have always sparked a creative light in me, a true art that not too many photographers can accomplish. If you work with me, you and I will work together to make each shoot unique to you in its own beautiful and tasteful way.

206.714.8603 Serving Albuquerque, Santa Fe & Beyond 252


Simply Done Events Simply Done Events is an event planning, coordinating business. We offer full service wedding planning as well as month, week and day of coordination. We can also provide floral decorating as well. We want to be there to create your memorable event, with an emphasis on giving you a stress-free wedding day.

Elizabeth Wells Photography


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BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE PARTIES Bombshell Fitness 2510 San Mateo Pl, Albuquerque 505.563.0903 | see ad on page 252 Tour ABQ 330 Tijeras Ave. NE Ste Ste Q, Albuquerque 505.200.2642 | see ad on page 251 BRIDAL ATTIRE Bridal Elegance by Darlene 4100 Menaul Blvd. NE, Albuquerque 505.830.2110 | see ad on page 225 Dressing Room West 219 Shelby St., Santa Fe 505.983.8484 | Ella Blu Boutique 5410 N. Mesa, El Paso 915.881.9999 | BRIDAL BEAUTY Blo Blow Dry Bar 6400 Holly Avenue, Suite B, Albuquerque 505.431.5911 | see ad on page 169 Marisa Lux Makeup 575.770.0843 | see ad on page 169


My Style Boutiques 4605 Menaul Blvd. NE., Ste D, Albuquerque 505.738.4900 | see ad on page 168 Rodan and Fields #1 Skincare 505.340.5789 | see ad on page 170 Studio N 10700 Corrales Rd. NW, Suite A, Albuquerque 505.890.0700 | Studio NS 4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque 505.345.4000 | SunCare Spray Tan & Skin Care Salon 3 locations in Albuquerque and surrounding areas 505.883.8090 | The Back Porch Day Spa 8525 Indian School Rd NE, Albuquerque 505.822.9700 | The Hair Care Center 1207 Golf Course Rd. SE, Suite D, Albuquerque 505.896.4247 Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy 2122 Central Ave. SE, Albuquerque 505.842.8767 | Waxing the City 6400 Holly Avenue, Albuquerque 505.312.4501 | see ad on page 170

BRIDAL PARTY GIFTS Scentsy Consultant, Nichole Shiplet 505.414.3107 | see ad on page 234

Cafe Venture Catering 2120 Yale SE, Albuquerque 505.400.6642 | see ad on page 175

CAKES Cake Fetish 2665 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albuquerque 505.883.0670 |

Chello Grill 5010 Cutler Avenue, Suite A, Albuquerque 505.881.2299 | see ad on page 176

Honey & Salt Cake Co. 505.816.8355 | see ad on page 173

Eloisa Catering and Drury Plaza Hotel Santa Fe 828 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe 505.424.2175 | see ad on page 42, 216

Les Blonde Bakery 749 Ocate Meadows Dr NE, Rio Rancho 505.903.8868 The Cake Boutique 3250 Coors Blvd. NW, Albuquerque 505.833.1170 | see ad on page 175 CATERING Atrios Catering 417 Tramway Blvd. NE , Ste 12, Albuquerque 505.298.4800 | Blue Plate Catering 6230 4th Street NW, Los Ranchos De Albuquerque 505.255.2583 | see ad on page 40, 172

Krazy Lizard Taqueria & Taco Cart 5659 F Jefferson NE, Albuquerque 505.506.3646 | see ad on page 174 Street Food Institute 900 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque 505.269.1593 | see ad on page 176 CEREMONY LOCATIONS Nature Pointe 30 Nature Pointe Drive, Tijeras 505.596.0032 | see ad on page 48, 188, Back Cover The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple 463 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe 505.982.4415 | see ad on page 220


UNM Alumni Memorial Chapel 1889 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque 505.277.6040 see ad on page 201 CREATIVE TOUCHES Darling Clementine Art & Illustration 505.252.9685 see ad on page 233 Purplumm LLC 505.340.5789 | see ad on page 234 REVEAL 5115 Coors NW, Ste B, Albuquerque 505.510.2052 | DANCE INSTRUCTION The Arthur Murray Dance Studio 2801 Eubank Blvd. NE, Ste K, Albuquerque 505.296.6112 | DESTINATION WEDDINGS Hotel Parq Central 806 Central Avenue SE, Albuquerque 505.242.0040 | DISC JOCKEYS Complete Weddings + Events 4700 Lincoln Rd NE, Ste 106, Albuquerque 505.275.7800 | see ad on page 14, 15, 236 258

Cutmaster Music 2430 Midtown Place, Ste C, Albuquerque 505.508.3489 | see ad on page 237 King Mobile Music 505.550.4183 | see ad on page 46, 238 Musicology DJ and Events 505.933.5860 | see ad on page 240 EVENT DÉCOR Black Swan Events 10300 Menaul Blvd. NE Ste 16, Albuquerque 505.263.6519 | see ad on page Inside Front Cover, 205 Casi Sueno Weddings + Events 505.610.6122 | see ad on page 206 Occasion Services and Events 6102 Jefferson NE Ste B, Albuquerque 505.884.0434 | see ad on page 211 Urban Balloons by Dawn 505.263.8541 | see ad on page 51, 212 FAVORS Celina’s Biscochitos 404 Osuna Rd NW, Suite A, Albuquerque 505.269.4997 | see ad on page 233

Edible Arrangements 6001 Winterhaven Rd. NW, Albuquerque 505.899.3333 | Edible Arrangements 825 Cerrillos Rd. , Santa Fe 505.989.9770 | FLORAL DESIGN & DECORATIONS Albuquerque Florist 3121 San Mateo NE and 1416 Juan Tabo NE, Albuquerque 505.881.3336 | see ad on page 204 Bosque Flower Studio 505.688.9775 | see ad on page 213 Charlotte’s Flowers 424 Carlisle SE, Albuquerque 505.256.9471 | see ad on page 213 Estella Floral Design 201 3rd Street NW, Ste P, Albuquerque 505.333.8684 | see ad on page 207 Flowers & Things 1000 Golf Course Rd SE #103, Rio Rancho 505.896.2662 | see ad on page 209 The Flower Company 3107 Eubank Blvd, Ste 22, Albuquerque 505.293.7677 | see ad on page 208

FORMALWEAR Mr. Tux Formalwear 2 Locations in, Albuquerque 505.255.7463 | see ad on page 47, 223 Suits Unlimited 5406 Menaul Blvd. NE, Albuquerque 505.883.1060 | see ad on page 224 GIFT REGISTRY Celebrity China & Crystal 800.729.6346 | see ad on page 41 HONEYMOON & TRAVEL Travel to Amazing Places 6300 Riverside Plaza Lane NW Ste 100, Albuquerque 505.670.1265 | see ad on page 229 INSURANCE SERVICES Shyler Mosimann - The Mosimann Agency 131 Madison St. NE, Albuquerque 505.266.2373 see ad on page 227 INVITATIONS & ACCESSORIES Funky Olive Design Invitations + Stationery 300 Broadway Blvd NE Ste E, Albuquerque 505.633.8633 | see ad on page 20, 21, 231


Pennysmiths Paper 4022 Rio Grande Blvd , Albuquerque 505.345.2353 | see ad on page 232

OFFICIANTS Ceremonies by Rab 505.341.4474 | see ad on page 202

JEWELRY Ooh! Aah! Jewelry 110 Amherst SE, Albuquerque 505.265.7170 | see ad on page 225

De Novo Concierge Pastors 505.400.1619 | see ad on page 202

Shelton Jewelers 7001 Montgomery NE, Albuquerque 505.881.1013 | see ad on page 50 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Absolute Entertainment 505.986.5882 | see ad on page 239 Guitarist Extrordinaire 505.239.2154 see ad on page 239 Rockin Piano Party 360.984.8558 | see ad on page 240 LUNCHEONS The St. James Tearoom 320 Osuna NE, Albuquerque 505.242.3752 |


PHOTOBOOTH Complete Weddings + Events 4700 Lincoln Rd NE, Ste 106, Albuquerque 505.275.7800 | see ad on page 14, 15, 236 Cutmaster Music 2430 Midtown Place Ste C, Albuquerque 505.508.3489 | see ad on page 237 Justin’s Magic Mirror 505.681.8805 | PHOTOGRAPHY Beth Waldron Studios 505.633.5740 | see ad on page 242 Cloak Photography 812.567.5366 | see ad on page 243 Complete Weddings + Events 4700 Lincoln Rd NE, Ste 106, Albuquerque 505.275.7800 | see ad on page 14, 15, 236

Jared Kellogg Photography 505.710.9118 | Kayleigh Maes Photo + Media 505.414.7457 | IG: @kayleighmariemaes see ad on page 244 Keara Lloyd Photography 505.702.5665 | see ad on page 245

T. Rayne Photography 505.414.2592 | see ad on page 247 REALTOR Keller Williams Realty, Jacob Pointer 6703 Academy Rd. NE, Albuquerque 505.610.1524 | see ad on page 227

Lauren Cherie Photography 1803 Louisiana Blvd. NE Ste D2, Albuquerque 505.903.2195 | see ad on page 248

RECEPTIONS ABQ Party Space 300 Menaul Blvd NW #200, Albuquerque 505.250.5807 | see ad on page 197

Lillabella Photography 505.252.9685 see ad on page 249

Albuquerque Marriott 2101 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albuquerque 505.837.6687 | see ad on page 178

Maura Jane Photography 505.310.5385 | see ad on page 10, 11, 12, 13

Canyon Club at Four Hills 911 Four Hills Rd. SE, Albuquerque 505.299.9555 | see ad on page 197

Rick Saul Photography 505.800.2543 | see ad on page 246 Shutter Force Photography 505.309.0835 | see ad on page 249 Stripped Boudoir 206.714.8603 | see ad on page 252

Casa Perea Art Space 4829 Corrales Rd. NW, Corrales 505.503.7636 | see ad on page 198 Casa RondeĂąa Winery 733 Chavez Rd. NW, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque 505.278.0506 | see ad on page 179


Cities of Gold 10 Cities of Gold Rd, Santa Fe 505.455.0515 | see ad on page 180 Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel & Spa 1000 Woodward Pl NE, Albuquerque 505.245.7100 | see ad on page 16, 17, 181 Europa 2105 Highway 314 NW, Los Lunas 505.328.3874 | see ad on page 182 Event Center at Sandia Golf Club 30 Rainbow Rd. NE, Albuquerque 505.796.7549 | see ad on page 18, 19 Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Santa Fe 198 State Road 592, Santa Fe 505.946.5813 | see ad on page 44, 217 Hacienda Dona Andrea 78 Vista Del Oro, Cerrillos 505.424.8995 | see ad on page 218 Heritage Hotels & Resorts see ad on page 22, 23, 219 Hotel Andaluz 125 Second St. NW, Albuquerque 505.242.9090 | see ad on page 45, 183 262

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque 330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque 505.842.1234 see ad on page 24, 25, 184 Indian Pueblo Cultural Center 2401 12th Street NW, Albuquerque 505.843.7270 | see ad on page 26, 27, 185 Isleta Resort & Casino 11000 Broadway SE, Albuquerque 505.848.1953 | see ad on page 186 La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E. San Francisco St., Santa Fe 505.995.2325 | see ad on page 221 Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm 4803 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque 505.938.2183 | see ad on page 28, 29, 187 Nature Pointe 30 Nature Pointe Drive, Tijeras 505.596.0032 | see ad on page 48, 188, Back Cover OSE Event Center 6100 Jefferson St. NE, Albuquerque 505.884.0434 see ad on page 198

Prairie Star 288 Prairie Star Rd, Santa Ana Pueblo 505.867.3327 | see ad on page 30, 31, 189

Tanoan Country Club 10801 Academy Rd. NE, Albuquerque 505.822.0422 | see ad on page 38, 39, 196

Route 66 Casino Hotel I-40 exit 140, Albuquerque 505.352.7866 | see ad on page 32, 33, 190

The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple 463 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe 505.982.4415 | see ad on page 220

Sanctuary on the River 207 Eagle Drive, Ruidoso 575.630.1111 | see ad on page 49, 191

The View Event Center by Simply Decor 1550 Tramway Blvd. NE, Albuquerque 505.463.2998 | see ad on page 199

Sandia Resort & Casino 30 Rainbow Blvd NE, Albuquerque 505.798.3970 | see ad on page 34, 35, 192

REHEARSAL DINNERS The Daily Grind 4360 Cutler Ave NE, Albuquerque 505.883.8310 |

Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel 54 Jemez Canyon Dam Rd., Santa Ana Pueblo 505.337.2041 | see ad on page 193

RENTALS Albuquerque Tents 2900 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque 505.873.6190 |

Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel 2600 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albuquerque 505.881.0000 | see ad on page 36, 37, 194

Black Swan Events 10300 Menaul Blvd. NE Ste 16, Albuquerque 505.263.6519 | see ad on page Inside Front Cover, 205

Southwest Event Center 24 Dalies Rd, Los Lunas 505.865.4600 | see ad on page 195

My Beloved Vintage Rentals 505.400.7202 see ad on page 214, Inside Back Cover


NJR Event Planning 505.263.7505 see ad on page 210 Occasion Services and Events 6102 Jefferson NE Ste B, Albuquerque 505.884.0434 | see ad on page 211 SPAS SunCare Spray Tan & Skin Care Salon 3 locations in Albuquerque and surrounding areas 505.883.8090 | VIDEOGRAPHY Complete Weddings + Events 4700 Lincoln Rd NE, Ste 106, Albuquerque 505.275.7800 | see ad on page 14, 15, 236 Glory Ranch Wedding Films 128 Mission Hills Road, Estancia 347.227.5541 | see ad on page 248 WEDDING CENTERS 12 Months of Giveaways Register now through April 2020 505.797.2749 | see ad on page 78, 79 WEDDING PLANNERS Occasion Services and Events 6102 Jefferson NE Ste B, Albuquerque 505.884.0434 | see ad on page 211 264

Simply Done Events 4985 Airport Road Suite A, Santa Fe 505.690.6478 | see ad on page 254 Wedding Planner Collective 428 Berry Rd. NW, Albuquerque 505.797.2749 | see ad on page 72, 73, 74, 75 WEDDING SHOWS

Diamond Dash Wedding Shows November 3, 2019 February 23, 2020, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Hyatt Regency Albuquerque 505.797.2749 | see ad on page 58, 59 WEIGHT LOSS Fitshop/Nutrishop 5010 Cutler Suite D2, Albuquerque 505.872.3348 |

Brittney Mundy Photography 505.400.7202 || Consultations Available By Appointment Only 265

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